Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Second Blogger Revealed As Hoaxer

From BBC News: a report that yet another female blogger has turned out to be a man. "Paula Brooks," the supposed lesbian co-owner of the blog LezGetReal, is really US Air Force vet Bill Graber. More here from Slate. Mr. Graber announced he would turn over the running of the site to blogger Linda LaVictoire. Apparently Mr. Graber wrote as a female blogger for three years, and during that time exchanged views with "Amina Arraf," (in reality Scottish graduate student Tom MacMaster) without knowing her real identity. Meanwhile, the University of Edinburgh has launched an investigation into Mr. MacMaster's activities.

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